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Galaxy S4 camera could have 3D support, new report says

The Galaxy S4 could offer 3D camera features according to a new report, as Samsung has filed for a couple of patents that cover such photo-related technology.
March 11, 2013
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We have already seen a variety of Galaxy S4-related rumors today, and it looks like a new report claims that the handset could feature a 3D-ready camera.

Now it’s time to turn our attention to some new Samsung patents that cover 3D photography, but also a new Panorama Camera System.

When it comes to the latter, we already heard that the Galaxy S4 will have its own Photo Sphere panorama mode camera alternative, which will be supposedly called Samsung Orb. But existing rumors did not actually mention any 3D support.

Sam Mobile (via Patent Bolt) speculates that the Galaxy S4 could also offer 3D support for pictures and videos, as the number “4” in the Galaxy S4 teaser poster is in 3D (see image above). As always, there’s nothing official to work with yet.

This wouldn’t be the first time we see Android handset makers release 3D-ready smartphones, although such devices have not really been crazy popular with the crowds, so it would certainly interesting to see Samsung come out with such a camera feature in its most important handset of the year.


At the same, the technology covered in the new patents could be used in future Samsung devices, including its own second-generation Android-based camera, but we’ll just have to wait and see what Samsung has in mind.

We’ll follow with all the official Galaxy S4 details in the coming days, so don’t go anywhere.